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Rita Plourde

Health Center "funding cliff" deadline has passed

Congress has not yet reauthorized funding for the upcoming year for the Community Health Center Program, to avoid the so-called “funding cliff."  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with S


Coast Guard Station in Grand Marais by Tim Young

City and Historical Society consider future of Coast Guard station

The city of Grand Marais had an interesting discussion with representatives from the Cook County Historical Society at their last meeting on Wednesday, September 27.


Parking lot in downtown Grand Marais on Oct. 3. Photo by Deb Benedict

Parking lot in Grand Marais floods again during heavy rain

Nearly 2 inches of rain fell on parts of Cook County in less than 24 hours between Oct. 2 and Tuesday morning, Oct. 3.


Jeff Cadwell

Highway department current projects and update on engineer search

The highway department is busy this time of year.  WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with County Administrator Jeff Cadwell about current projects that the highway department is working on, which inc


An estimated 150 people attended the rally at Harbor Park. Photo by Ann Possis

Large crowd gathers for rally against racial harassment and hate speech

Approximately 150 people attended a rally in Harbor Park in Grand Marais Sunday, Oct. 1, to address recent allegations of racism and hate speech in the community. 
 


Sheriff Pat Eliasen

Cook County Sheriff releases statement on racism and bullying

Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen recently spoke with WTIP's Jay Andersen about the racist bullying reported to be taking place in the local school district.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for September 30

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.


Avera eCare nurse Becky stands by to assist the emergency department at North Shore Health

Telemedicine comes to North Shore Health

North Shore Health has formed a partnership with Avera eCAre, a Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based emergency services provider.


Wolf at Tucker Lake. Photo by Fran Smith

Wildlife organization questions DNR wolf count

Results from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ 2016-17 wolf population survey suggest Minnesota’s wolf population has increased 25 percent since the 2015-16 survey.


Rainbow trout

DNR seeks input on local trout lakes, bass management

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on a review of stream trout management and special stream trout regulations on Kraut, North Shady, Peanut, Squash, Thompson, Thrus